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Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Developer Discusses Lack Of Switch Version

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is one of the most anticipated games coming this year. However, a Nintendo Switch version has not been announced. GamingBolt has taken the time to ask the game’s developer why it isn’t coming to the Nintendo console. While he doesn’t seem entirely sure, he postulates about the Switch’s processing power before wondering about Warner Bros’ interest in the system. Would you like to see Shadow of War come to Switch? Tell us below.

“I’m really not sure. I know that our tech team got it up and running on the Xbox One X dev kit within a day. I think that’s a big deal for us: how much work do we have to devote to supporting another console versus making the game better?

I really don’t know to what degree if they got those kits, and decided it would be too much. Or they never got them because Warner Bros. didn’t want us to invest our time there. I have no idea. It could have been at a higher level at Monolith. It could have been down to the tech. Anything is possible.”



  1. hurp durp who cares about this game anyways. if I dont care about it no one else should care about it. the switch doesnt need more games. I just want to play mario and sidescrollers for the next year.

    pay to play online is now ok because sony and microsoft do it. its only $20 a year. what are you poor.

    Typical fanboy peasantry.

        1. Tells me I’m damage controlling because I like the switch. What do you expect,everyone to hate on a system and potentially hurt an industry?

                1. I have a Gaming PC so I play for free most of the time. But I’m not gonna limit myself and not play with my friends that don’t play on the PC,so yes,I’ll pay for online from time to time.

                  Got a problem with it?

                    1. That’s a very selfish mentality if you ask me. The switch is much as a game system as the others and just because it’s not like the others,doesn’t make it less of one. If you hate it so much,buy a damn PS4 or Xbox.

                    2. You can’t please everybody,it’s part of life and business. It’s selling,people like it,that’s all there is to it. What more do you want?

    1. you know I very seriously considered quitting gaming when I decided I could no longer game exclusively with Nintendo.

      the truth is the kind of games I like tell stories kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. I didn’t want to give that up so I decided to just get an Xbox One and be done with Nintendo for now.

      pay to play online sucks but I can honestly say for the $60 I have spent this year for my one-year subscription, I have got hundreds of dollars worth of games that were extremely fun and I that I never got to play because Nintendo consoles are always too weak or have too low of an installed base.

      $60 a year may still be a lot to some people but even if you only download the free games and maybe buy a 5 or $7 game now and then, you’ll have plenty of games to keep you busy all year long and maybe longer. at least that’s the way it is with me.

      being a frustrated gamer is a tough spot to be in, if you give up brand loyalty and take a good look at the games that are on sale on the various consoles, you may find pay to play online ends up paying for itself.

        1. Huh. Interesting. Well good for you starting a blog, it’s great to show initiative! :) I like the color scheme. It’s obvious you are still painting the walls and installing the lights, but it’s very cool! I’ve book marked it and will check it out again in a couple weeks.

        1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

          You are new here & you are already leaving? Okay, bye. Thanks for coming.

        1. I already reported you to the admins of the site. Let’s see how long before you go from laughing to getting pissed off on COD. lol

          1. oh my god. you are so scary. pls take it back i will be a good person from now. i will call the Nintendrones like “Good and the best fans all around the world=nintendo fans”

          2. lol i will get so pissed off if i get banned wow. i will be so maddd……..dude. come down. you climbed very high on the tree. come down now. You realy think i care? or do you think i dont know i will get banned? ofc i will bet banned since this is a nintendo site with brainwashed fans. and when i use Facts and reality to brainwashed people they will get upset like crazy monkeys this is normal. Same thing happened long long time ago when Pythagoras and Aristotle and some others told to the people the earth is NOT FLAT.

    1. I didn’t know you had to know everything about the industry to claim Nintendo was doomed?!
      pretty sure lots of people with far fewer credentials have been making that claim for decades. pretty sure I’ve even pulled the doomed card out once or twice myself! XD

  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

    Doesn’t matter to me. I got my PS4 for most 3rd party games, anyway. My Nintendo Switch is gonna be exclusives only. (Least the exclusives I like, anyway.)

    1. Thats why developers dont like to bring games. Cause
      1) switch is weak and the game will be the worst looking by far
      2) everyone everytime every year never bought 3d party games on A nintendo console.Everyone is keeping buying them on pc-ps4-xbox because Nintendo consoles are always a casual console. and the games there always will sell like shit.
      EVEN if the games are exclusives. Poor Bayonetta 2..Poor Xenoblade…both of them didn’t beat 1 million…EVEN ON WII with 100million gamers !! wow.

        1. Yes because they things i said are wrong. Because when a third party game arriving on the Nintendo consoles EVERYONE IS RUNNING TO BUY IT. SO developers are crazy now and they dont like to bring their games on this console!

        1. What the fuck arou talking about Nintendrone. The only thing i berely said wrong is bayo 2 that berely past a million sales. just because the .vgchartz was not accurate good enough. still pretty bad. Bayonetta is a Huge exclusive that sold SHIT compared for how good the game is. Compared to the Bayo 1 on xbox360 is done better. But Lol just for some 300-400 copies that bayo2 sold more than vgchartz said you just come to the conclusion
          “Literally everything you said was wrong” hahahah…idiot. you cant deny reality with some small missed-information about bayo2.

          Shut up now Drone. OR bring me many facts the thing i said are everything is wrong or shut up. you dont even know what i am talking about since you just bring the “fact” for bayyo. im talking about the BIG picture for how bad all the games on nintendo consoles selling
          And im talking about the 3d party Support mostly. and how the nintendrones only supports Nintendo games

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        I use to be the type to buy any game coming to my Nintendo console if it was a game I liked whether it was Nintendo, Capcom, Ubisoft, whatever. Sadly, waiting for those games I really wanted to be on Wii & Wii U only for them to skip it, I spent more time online on sites like this, Gaia, Facebook, Youtube, etc than I did gaming. I gave up on Nintendo in the non-exclusive department which is why I got my PS4 & will get the next PlayStation when it comes. If Switch by some chance (Heh… I’ll believe it when I see it…) starts getting plenty of non-exclusive games, it’s sadly too little too late for this Nintendo fan…

      2. Bayonetta 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles x 4 on the Wii U not the Wii silly head. they were on the console that had the fewest number of gamers.

        in the Wii with standard definition so even though it had 100 million people that wanted to play Wii Sports, they lost their hardcore fan base ages ago.

        1. Yes ok. you know there was a Xenoblade also for WII RIGHT? you know. the console that sold around 100million? how good you think Xenoblade sold there? Guess what. …pretty shit. it berely sold 1million more. if the vgchart is correct atleast.
          lets say 2million? Lets Just say double sold copies?fine.
          2million..a great game such a xenoblade only sold 2million amond 100million users..ok this is how bad the things with Nintendo fans is. well all these 100millios are not fans they are just casuals the most whou bough wii just for sports games. anyway

          1. yeah I know there was a Xenoblade on the Wii there was also Skyward Sword on the Wii. too little too late great games at the end of a life cycle stuck in standard definition doesn’t help anyone. Xenoblade and Skyward Sword both got the short end of the stick being stuck on the Wii and not getting at least low high definition resolutions.

          2. also we games looked horrible on television sets because they were standard definition. the Wii was good for the first three or four years and that’s being generous. after that it was only being sold to nursing homes and family families with kids wanting to play Wii Sports and let’s dance. any great games released after that we’re Wasted. they were good games but nobody wants to play a games full of jaggies. standard definition kill the Wii just as much as its weak Hardware

            1. Cool story tho. This is what Wii was for you. Not what was for the majority of the world. The majority counts. The majority orders. The money are on the majority. Xenoblade Looks like a crazy shit even if it was HD. for a 2010 game. despite that…its irrelevant anyway.

              You talk very very specific here. why? are you a nintendrone? a robot? You cant understand Xenoblade is also a metaphor for the rest games that did shit? Or like No More Heroes 1-2. but these are exclusive games. thats not the point but still…this point is the same problem. The nintendrones who only will buy mario -zelda-splatoon .etc.etc and this is how the Nintendrone fans are like.

              “i buy switch only for mario-zelda-splatoon-arms-fire emblem-pokemon-etc-etc-etc”
              “The rest games like Witcher-Gta-etc i have ps4 xbox-pc”

              This is the point. Developers will not bring games on the switch since THE people who will buy nintendo consoles are for specific reasons!!! to play nintendo games only!! Maybe someday some developers will risk and they will bring CoD 45 or doom 5. well done they did some risk. the question is will CoD 46-47 or doom 5-6-7 will for ever come on the switch? Like the god damn ps4? that got already these games on the future? or ps5 doesn’t matter. also the games i mention are metaphor i dont give a fuck about cod atleast.

              1. No, I mean seriously. Wii games are rendered in standard definition. Unless you are on a standard definition TV, the anti aliansing (I think) looks horrible.

              2. I think it’s possible we may actually be agreeing here NOTnicepeter.

                Fix your damned name will ya!!? :)

              3. Also, Its very observant of you to wonder if I’m a Nintendrone. Anyone whose anyone could have told you that! Logic is nothing to the all mighty Nintendo. Now take your Hating, trollish, Sony pony, PC loving, Xbox playing attitude, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out! When you are ready to be a good little sheep, you can come back.

                Begone with you! I sayyyy be-Gone!

                1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

                  I hope he notices the sarcasm. lol Anyway, I axed you a question further down this article’s comment section.

            2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

              The Last Story & Pandora’s Tower need to be put on something with HD, is more powerful than Wii, & isn’t released during the worst year of a console’s life. Maybe they’d have done better & would actually be getting sequels right now instead of one & dones. :/ The Last Story felt like there was so much more we didn’t know about; same for Pandora’s Tower. Sadly, since the Wii failed them, 1 game for both is probably as far as it’ll go. *cries*

              1. YES. I actually bought those games just to support their being published on a Nintendo console, but I never got around to playing them. they didn’t look quite as bad as Skyward Sword but they could definitely use a facelift.

                1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

                  I fucking love these two games, along with Xenoblade Chronicles, so it’s sad I won’t see sequels for the other two & hopefully see more of the world these games exist in. :/ The Last Story not doing well didn’t do Mistwalker any favors whatsoever as they’ve been doing mostly phone games ever since. D:

  3. Nintendo can’t keep having large 3rd party games skipping their platform. Hopefully there’ll be an increase next year.

    1. not gonna happend. Some lego games or some other easy to port games yes. big games like anthem or Metro or assasin creed. Not in a million years.

  4. another sad story. these will continue throughout the switch’s life span. just cross your fingers it pulls through.

      1. Is that the best you can come back with? XD All your comments clearly show that you hate the Switch, yet you keep gaming back to complain about a system you don’t want. Sorry if i hurt your feelings.~

    1. Who are you really??… A spy? A person posting to Nintendo forums? Who are you… really…?

    2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

      Brandon called you a Switch hater. How do you respond? *holds out news mic* lol

        1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

          Thank you for taking some time away from your busy schedule of stating your opinions, and annoying the stubborn Nintendo people, for this very brief interview. Carry on! *puts away news mic and flies away*

    1. If they can get Overwatch on the Switch, that’s it. Pack it up boys, the Switch will be sold out for years to come.

  5. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

    OH yeah! If you have a PS4 & love Middle-Earth, the first game (Shadow of Mordor) is dirt fucking cheap on the PS Store because of the deals they got going til the.. 11th, I think. $5.99 with the regular deal plus an extra 10% off if you have PlayStation Plus so $3.99. (Eat it, Nintendo, because your deals suck!)

    Jaded, how much is this game going for on the Xbox One?

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        I’ve heard about it but I’m not using it. The Switch already has limited data as it is. I don’t need this app for 3rd party multi-plat games on PC when my PS4 is good enough. Gotta conserve as much data for my Switch as possible so I don’t have to pay hundreds & hundreds of bucks for dozens of Micro SD Cards.

          1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

            And that is a problem in & of itself since AT&T sucks monkey balls right now.

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        How much is that going for?

  6. This is rather annoying since the Xbox One is the worst console I’ve ever owned, and the PS4 is just as ridiculous. I was hoping to play at least some of the newest games in some form factor on my Switch since I’ve moved over to portable gaming entirely–especially since pretty much all of the major 3rd party titles CAN run on the system.

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

      A shame you didn’t enjoy your PS4. I, on the other hand, am having more of a blast on it than I ever did with my Wii & Wii U combined. Sadly… :/

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

      Haters? No. We’re just a bunch of disgruntled Nintendo fans that have become jaded over the years because of some crap games & some mediocrity. That & I hear Nintendo Life is full of fanboys that report & get anyone that so much as utters one negative thing about Nintendo banned from the site.

    2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

      I mean, we gotta go somewhere to rant our grievances since Miiverse isn’t the best place for that, either, what with the shitty admin/mod support.

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